Coronation Street's Tracie Bennett 'will become Britain's most hated person'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 April 2021
Tracie Bennett

Tracie Bennett

Soap star Tracie Bennett has predicted she'll soon become Britain's "most hated person" as her character

'Coronation Street' star Tracie Bennett thinks she'll become the most hated person in Britain.

The 59-year-old actress – who plays Sharon Bentley in the ITV soap – is convinced that she'll soon be detested in the country, as Sharon tries to track down Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) to stop her testifying against her drug dealer nephew Harvey Gaskell (Will Mellor).

Tracie – whose character also targets young Sam Blakeman (Jude Riordan) – said: "I’m going to be so hated by the whole of Britain!

"It’s very complex as Sharon is being forced into this by Harvey, and she promised his late dad, her brother Wayne, she’d look out for him.

"Sharon struggles with her morality and is ultimately doing this because she’s being guilt-tripped.

"Harvey has basically told her, 'I need you to find Leanne and I don’t care how you do it.’ So as Harvey gets her to do worse things, she will slowly start to realise things are getting really dangerous for her.

"There is a limit and she starts asking herself what she can do about Harvey – watch this space!"

Tracie admits that her character experiences a range of emotions as the storyline unfolds.

And the actress has relished the challenge of playing such an ambiguous role.

Tracie – who re-joined the soap earlier this month, having previously appeared between 1982 and 1984, and again in 1999 – said: "Sometimes she’s enjoying the ride and is pleased with herself at having done good for Harvey, then she wishes she didn’t have to do any of it. If she feels somebody is nice and harmless but she’s using them, then she does feel massive remorse.

"I have to play it quite ambiguous, it’s a great challenge."

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